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Patrick Walker is Senior Manager, Group Risk Financing, for Rio Tinto, one of the largest mining companies in the world. He is currently the president of one captive insurance company, and on the board of another. Mr. Walker believes that a strategic approach to complex, integrated, global insurance risks, is crucial in the world of international captives. With a degree in economics and an MBA in Finance, Mr. Walker understands intimately the relationships between risk, reward, and return on investment. One of his favorite axioms? “I’m a risk manager, not a risk avoider”.
Graham has been with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) since 2001 and is currently Corporate Director, Risk Management. In this role he works with all areas and levels of the organization to proactively manage risk, assist in resolving conflict, and to support staff and clinicians in dealing with challenging situations they may become confronted with.
Prior to joining the health authority, he was with the Risk Management Branch of the Government of British Columbia where he had responsibility for the management of a broad range of litigated and non-litigated claims within the provincial public sector, including hospitals (health authorities), schools and colleges, selected agencies, boards, commissions and crown corporations. In that role, he provided risk management advice to a client group of ministries, was a member of provincial interagency councils on emergency preparedness and emergency response, and also served as Chair of the Disaster Financial Assistance Appeals Board for BC.
Has worked in the field of risk management for the last 30 years, and has a particular interest in the areas of conflict resolution, alternate dispute resolution, and ethics.
He has enjoyed the many opportunities over the years to volunteer in formal and informal capacities in the community.
Lynn Tenerowicz, B.S.N., J.D. currently serves as Chief Risk Officer for Baystate Health. In this role, Lynn has executive responsibility for the administration and oversight of the operations of the Health System’s Risk Management programs, Litigation and Claims Management, and Property and Casualty Risk Financing programs. She manages a comprehensive insurance program involving such activities as insurance purchasing, insurance consulting, and coordinating claims handling for all lines of insurance. Lynn also administers the health system’s wholly‐owned insurance company and oversees underwriting of professional and general liability insurance and administration of a Community Physician Insurance Program. She holds a B.S.N. from Downstate Medical Center SUNY) and a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University.
Mr. Frank Naus received his MSc from the University of Waterloo and his MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is currently a Doctoral candidate at Walden University in Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Management. Frank’s career includes nine years of service with Astra Pharma (Canada) Inc., ten years in the contract clinical research industry, and five years working as a consultant. Since 2012 he has been the Director of Research Administration at Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation (HHSC) where his responsibilities include the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB) (administrative oversight), Research Financial Services, Research Contracts, Research Capital and Infrastructure, and Research Development and Relations. In December of 2013, Frank became HHSC’s Vice President Research.
David Platt has recently retired (March 31st 2016) after a series of successful assignments, most recently as Director, Insurance Risk at Encana Corporation based in Calgary. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy insurance industry with previous careers at Talisman Energy Inc., TransAlta Corporation, Sedgwick and Reed Stenhouse Ltd.
During his career his primary responsibilities included the ongoing development of properly structured and value creating Insurance Risk Management programs and, by appropriately leveraging balance sheet strength, optimizing the value of captive insurance subsidiaries.
David was educated at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland and he is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London.
Richard is President of JLTIM Bermuda. His primary responsibilities include oversight of our captive insurance clients, account executive roles, business development and implementation of the company’s strategic plans.
Richard is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has a Bachelor’s of Business Degree from the University of New Brunswick in Canada. Richard brings with him 15 years of insurance and reinsurance accounting and captive management experience in the Bermuda insurance market.
Randy Graham is currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in Barbados. He was previously Director of Insurance and Pensions at FSC, a post that replaced the former Supervisor of Insurance. As CEO, Mr Graham is responsible for the strategic vision of the organisation which regulates, supervises and monitors the non-bank financial system, inclusive of the insurance, pensions, credit unions and securities sectors. This is done in accordance with the primary legislation and relevant regulations.
Mr. Graham was formally General Manager of Insurance Management and Professional Services (IMPS), a local insurance brokerage firm. He is a trained Risk Manager and also lectures at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill School of Business; the Insurance Institute, and the Credit Union League, in Risk Management, Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management, Managerial Finance, and International Business. He has conducted several insurance related training seminars across the Caribbean and is a highly sought after public speaker.
Mr. Graham graduated Suma Cum Laude from Southwest Missouri State University with a degree in Insurance. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Risk Management from St. John’s University in New York. His awards and scholarships include the Spencer Education Fund Scholarship, St. John’s University Graduate Research Grant, and the Dean’s Distinguish Scholar Award. He was the first person in Barbados to receive the designation of a Barbados Chartered Insurer.
Mr. Graham has had several executive leadership roles in organizations and has sat on several Boards as a Director of both local and regional associations.
He is married and he and his wife Maria have one daughter and one son.